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Gator Bites: Week of November 13th

posted Nov 10, 2017, 4:20 PM by David Willoughby ‎[Staff]‎

Good Evening Gators!!

**Please be sure to read to the bottom of each Gator Bites to find important attachments!!

Bus update: Please be advised that one of our bus routes, PM bus 613 will be switching operators. The bus will be changed from Attridge PM Route 613 to First Student Georgetown Route 728. The change will be effective November 13th 2017.

If you have a student on this bus, please check the transportation website: to input and update your child’s OEN number, address and school.

Vex Robotics Reminder: Students who are in our Vex Robotics club need to ensure that parents know to pick them up promptly at 5:30pm on the evenings that the club runs. There is no supervision after 5:30pm.

Morning Supervision Reminder: Our morning supervision does not extend to the climber behind the school area, supervision is on the blacktop, the parking lot drop off area, and the primary climber. Parents need to supervise children if they are on school property before 8:35am.

Holiday Extravaganza is coming….please save your treasure to donate!!

Thank you to the swift and enthusiastic response from parents to our survey!

Photo Retake Day: We have scheduled our photo retake day, Wednesday November 15th 2017

In Partnership,

Maggie Parker, Principal

Bita Watts - Vice Principal

and the Staff of Sam Sherratt

(Read on for important messages from The Staff)


Movie Night: A reminder that Movie night (The Lego Batman Movie) is coming on Wednesday, November 15th. Doors open at 5:30pm. Pizza and drinks payments are available online. Please return the blue form with your food choices.


The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Sam Sherratt school and you are invited to come and share in this celebration of literacy with us the week of Nov, 20-24th, 2017.

Now more than ever, reading is vital to leading a better life. Knowing how to read is just the beginning. Motivating young people to keep reading, comprehend what they read and develop the ability to think creatively are the end goals.

This year we will continue the CLASSROOM WISH PROGRAM, each teacher will be asked to fill-in their “book wish list” prior to the Fair.

Look for your child’s teacher’s name on the display in the Learning Commons. Teachers select the best and most appropriate books to meet their students’ reading levels and learning needs. It is their wish that these books become a permanent part of the classroom library. Every generous gift you make will be recognized with a special bookplate, identifying your family or child as the donor. Your support can help a classroom blossom with new and exciting adventures in reading, stimulating young minds for years to come.

Lastly, we are hosting a special Family Event Thursday from 3:30pm to 8:00pm and Friday from 9:00am to 11:00am. Stop by to enter your family in a draw to win free prizes.

REMINDER: Volunteers still needed for set-up Friday Nov. 17th, 2017. Please contact Mrs. Belford at

Book Fair hours (Nov. 20-24):

Monday to Wednesday 8:30-4:00 pm

Thursday 8:30-8:00 pm

Friday 9:00am to 12:00 pm.


Eric Walters is coming on Nov. 23rd.

Eric Walters will be presenting to the Grade 7 & 8 students on the morning of Nov. 23rd in the Sam Sherratt Learning Commons.

Visitors are welcome to join us as long as you sign into the main office upon arrival.


REMINDER: You need your Halton student number(from yellow sheet sent out back in June) in order to sign up for school cash. If you have misplaced that form please contact the office and we will provide you with the number. Thanks for paying online. .


IMPORTANT DATES: Full calendar available on our website

Nov 15th - Photo Retake day

Nov 15th - Family Movie Night - “The Lego Batman Movie” Pizza orders due online by Nov. 7th.

Nov 20th - 24th - Scholastic book fair

Nov 21st - Pizza Day

Nov 23rd - Eric Walters visit - Gr’s 7 & 8

Nov 23rd & 24th - Student Led Conferences

Nov 24th - PD Day - No School

David Willoughby [Staff],
Nov 10, 2017, 4:20 PM